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Feature Films
Oct 7, 2008
movies
eye 3,279
favorite 9
comment 0
Directed by and starring Yuan Muzhi. This 1934 movie details the plight of college graduates determined to improve China, despite the corruption and injustice of the day. 1934, Diantong, Shanghai, B&W, Mandarin Chinese. Also known as "The Fate of Graduates."
Silent Films
Oct 6, 2008
movies
eye 4,641
favorite 4
comment 0
A 1929 B&W silent comedy from Shanghai, describing a vindictive funnyman's efforts to get back at his cheating wife, as aided by his smarter and more moralistic young son. B&W, Silent, with original Chinese and English intertitles.
Feature Films
Oct 6, 2008
movies
eye 15,856
favorite 7
comment 0
Yuan Muzhi directs and stars in a movie about a young intelligentsia who wavers between a Western lifestyle and the Revolutionary cause. Soundtrack contains "March of the Volunteers," which went on to become the national anthem of the People's Republic of China. 1935, B&W, Mandarin Chinese. Also known as "Sons and Daughters in a Time of Storm."
Feature Films
Oct 6, 2008
movies
eye 6,519
favorite 4
comment 0
A young married woman of a boat-family becomes involved with the idle rich of Shanghai. A morality tale - Shanghai, B&W, Mandarin Chinese
Feature Films
Oct 6, 2008
movies
eye 5,130
favorite 5
comment 0
A 1929 Shanghai Movie, about a woman's hard life and subsequent heroic rescue. Silent, B&W, with original Chinese and English intertitles (!!!).
Feature Films
Oct 6, 2008
movies
eye 3,555
favorite 6
comment 0
A woman awakens to the evils of the capitalist society and fights for a better life. B&W, Shanghai, Mandarin Chinese.
Feature Films
Oct 6, 2008
movies
eye 4,584
favorite 7
comment 0
Youth decide to get involved with the anti-Japanese struggle, also dealing with war profiteers. Shanghai, B&W, 1937, Mandarin Chinese.
Feature Films
Oct 6, 2008
movies
eye 8,311
favorite 10
comment 1
A biopic of the Empress Wu Zetian. 1939, B&W, Shanghai, Mandarin Chinese (with credits in both Chinese and English).
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Feature Films
Oct 6, 2008
movies
eye 12,143
favorite 8
comment 0
A melodrama describing the hard life of a young Shanghainese woman. 1934, B&W, Mandarin Chinese.
Feature Films
Oct 5, 2008
movies
eye 5,423
favorite 8
comment 0
A 1934 movie which shows the parallel lives of two twins, separated at birth - one going to Shanghai, the other raised into the countryside. They meet, and there's various class explorations involved. B&W, Mandarin Chinese, Mingxing studios.
Feature Films
Oct 5, 2008
movies
eye 7,467
favorite 8
comment 0
A 1944 Shanghai costume drama, B&W, Mandarin Chinese. One of many movie versions of Dream of the Red Chamber, the famous Chinese novel. An English version of the novel is also archived at http://www.archive.org/details/hungloumengbooki09603gut
Feature Films
Oct 3, 2008
movies
eye 2,791
favorite 4
comment 0
A 1947 comedy of errors, as young couples come back to the confusing circumstances of a post-War, pre-Communist Shanghai. B&W, Mandarin Chinese.
Feature Films
Oct 1, 2008
movies
eye 3,609
favorite 6
comment 0
A somewhat primitive proto-wuxia B&W silent short movie from 1933, with Chinese intertitles. A man and wife are bullied by their neighbors, but then get even through the use of a lot of fighting. The movie was directed, acted, and produced by Ren Pengnian, with his wife Wu Lizhu also acting. The pair went on to create well-regard Kung-Fu movies in Hong Kong after WWII.
Topic: wuxia fighting B&W silent Shanghai
Feature Films
Sep 24, 2008
movies
eye 6,120
favorite 7
comment 2
Perhaps an over-the-top example of Lianhua Studio's Output. Lily Li, one of the biggest stars of the day, plays an innocent country girl who is forced into a life of prostitution and then becomes a revolutionary. B&W, silent.
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Topic: Shanghai Lianhua China B&W Silent
Feature Films
Sep 24, 2008
movies
eye 3,276
favorite 7
comment 0
A 1935 B&W Chinese movie, with Chinese intertitles. It stars Ruan Lingyu and Lily Li, two of the biggest female stars of the area, and was Ruan Lingyu's final role, being released after her suicide. It was filmed by Kuomintang-aligned Bo Ying Studios.
Topic: Chinese B&W silent Shanghai
Feature Films
Jul 22, 2008
movies
eye 4,795
favorite 6
comment 1
A 1949 B&W movie giving the story of three different Shanghai women who come to join the struggle against Japan. B&W, Mandarin Chinese.
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Topic: Shanghai Japan War Women B&W
Feature Films
Jul 21, 2008
movies
eye 35,627
favorite 30
comment 2
A 1934 Shanghai B&W movie describing the travails of a young prostitute working to send her child through school. Generally considered a classic of pre-war Chinese films. The most famous role of film star Ruan Lingyu. Silent with English intertitles.
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Topic: Chinese B&W silent Shanghai prostitute
Silent Films
Jul 21, 2008
movies
eye 5,507
favorite 9
comment 0
A girl comes to Shanghai, where she learns about sports and love. The breakout movie for actress Lily Li, one of the era's biggest stars. Silent, B&W, Chinese intertitles.
Topic: Shanghai Sports China B&W Silent
Feature Films
Jul 16, 2008 Luo Mingyou
movies
eye 10,234
favorite 8
comment 0
A Chinese 1934 B&W movie, generally considered a classic of pre-war Chinese films. Also known as Ruan Lingyu's second-to-last film, with a plot that foreshadowed her own death. This movie shows the hard life of an ambitious young woman in 1930s Shanghai. There is a more thorough plot synopsis on Wikipedia . The movie is a talkie, that was also intended to be shown at theaters not set up for sound. The effect, frankly, is really weird.
Topic: Shanghai B&W
Community Texts
Jan 22, 2008 Jeff Rutsch
texts
eye 838
favorite 0
comment 1
Subtitles for "Scenes of City Life," a 1935 Chinese movie available at http://www.archive.org/details/ScenesOfCityLife-dushifengguang . It's the first time I've translated & subtitled a movie, I'd appreciate any feedback.
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Topic: China Shanghai movie subtitles
Community Data
Nov 16, 2007 Jeff Rutsch
data
eye 320
favorite 1
comment 0
Subtitles for "Scenes of City Life" ("Dushi Fengguang") - A 1935 Chinese movie hosted at http://www.archive.org/details/ScenesOfCityLife-dushifengguang
Topics: chinese, movie, subtitles
Feature Films
Nov 16, 2007 Yuan Muzhi
movies
eye 23,558
favorite 22
comment 8
subtitles are available off this site at http://www.archive.org/details/ScenesOfCityLife-SrtSubtitles A heavily didactic 1935 Shanghai movie which plays as a tragic comedy. A poor guy loves a girl but there's another man after her, and her father is also in the way. It starts out like Charlie Chaplin, but it goes on to show the basic moral failures of the Westernized capitalistic city. While it has its problems (one of the biggest being that it has two huge framing devices right at the...
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Topics: Shanghai, China, Drama, Comedy, B&W